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Xiphan last won the day on April 19 2017

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About Xiphan

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    Trance Addict
  • Birthday 02/27/1986

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    Durban, South Africa
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    Gaming, DJing, Trance, Computers.
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    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
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    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
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    Corsair H100i GTX
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    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X
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    Samsung 960 Evo 500Gb M.2 NVMe SSD (Boot Drive) & 2 x Western Digital HDD (6Tb Total Storage)
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    BenQ XL2730Z 27" 1440p FreeSync Gaming Monitor
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    Corsair Obsidian 750D
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    Asus Xonar Xense + Sennheiser PC 350 Xense Edition
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    Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. Posting is fixed

  2. What song are you listening to at the moment?

    The best remix of quite possibly the best vocal track from the past year or so!
  3. Crypto Locker and other Ransomware

    They even offer a standalone tool which you can run alongside your existing security software to help protect you against ransomware: https://go.kaspersky.com/Anti-ransomware-tool_soc.html I'm guessing it's a heuristic program which prevents suspicious apps from accessing files commonly targeted by ransomware and making modifications to them.
  4. Crypto Locker and other Ransomware

    Kaspersky also offers free Decryption tools over here: noransom.kaspersky.com
  5. Crypto Locker and other Ransomware

    Also, due to the severity of the outbreak Microsoft has released KB4012598 for earlier versions of Windows as well; i.e. XP, Server 2003 and Windows 8. It can be downloaded here as a standalone msu or imported directly into your WSUS server.
  6. Crypto Locker and other Ransomware

    Yeah, that is equally scary.
  7. Crypto Locker and other Ransomware

    Yeah, I heard about that. There's even been several articles about it because of how it took down PCs still running XP in the UK for National Healthcare services of all things!
  8. Legacy trance producer Robert Miles passes away at age 47 The iconic name behind 'Children' has died Robert Concina, more commonly known by his stage name Robert Miles, has passed away at age 47. The Italian native was celebrated in the 90s for his iconic 'Children' track, which became one of the biggest dance music tracks of all time, hitting No. 1 in over 12 countries around the world. After becoming widely recognized for the song as well as a string of other hits that followed, he stepped back out of the limelight and spent the rest of his career producing and creating a more experimental sound, also eventually launching Open Lab, a Balearic radio station that leaned towards the same experimental sound. His death was first reported by DJ Mag Italia which explained that Miles passed away from an unreported illness at the age of 47. "The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset,” said his longtime friend, Joe T Vannelli. “I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled." Source
  9. The joy of the KB4012218-19

    I decided the simplest solution is to just decline the following updates: KB4012218, KB4012219, KB4015546, KB4015547, KB4015549, KB4015550, KB4015552, KB4015553. Since they have already been synchronised there is no simple way to remove them. I have also removed rollups from the classifications so that I don't get any newer rollups.
  10. The joy of the KB4012218-19

    Yeah, I'm thinking of declining these two updates in WSUS as I don't like the idea of using a patched wuaueng.dll to circumvent the problem. Another option, even though it would create additional admin for me, is that I could create a separate group in WSUS for machines with newer CPUs and only decline these updates for that group.
  11. So I recently put forth a proposal to replace a lot of our older HP machines—slow PCs with only dual core CPUs and less than 2Gb of RAM—with the new HP 705 G3. The problem is we are still running Windows 7 and haven't even begun, let alone finalised our upgrade plan for Windows 10. Now these PCs feature AMD's latest Bristol Ridge APU, which M$ along with Kaby Lake and Ryzen doesn't want to support on anything but Windows 10. The specs of the A12-9800. If you try and install Windows 7 it will install just fine, but after you run Windows Update and grab all the latest updates you will be greeted by the following prompt after rebooting your PC: This is really infuriating because we've just ordered 300 of these machines! I now need to rely on a patched wuaueng.dll to get Windows to continue installing updates and who knows what sort of risks that opens me up to. Lê Sigh... So much for thinking I had until 2020 to complete the upgrade process to Windows 10.